Saturday, June 25, 2016

#19 Laurette Luez

An unusual combination of Portugese, Hawaiian, and Australian, Laurette Luez was typically cast as the sexy, sultry exotic. She was the star – as Tigri, queen of the Island of Women – of one of the worst B movies ever, Prehistoric Women. Her active social life (including catfights and secret marriages) kept her in the tabloids.

Embarrassing Movies
  • Killer Shark
  • Bomba and the African Treasure
  • Love That Brute
  • Jungle Gents
  • Prehistoric Women *
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines
  • She lived on the edge of violence!
  • Savage! Primitive! Deadly!
  • She's got a luscious torso...and when she shakes it's even more so! 

Embarrassing Characters
  • Samal
  • Orena
  • Anatta
  • Felena
  • Laluli

Number of Marriages:  4

Shortest Marriage:  3 months

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends
  • Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
  • Bobby Darin

Whiffs of Scandal
  • 30 October 51 – Secretly weds Edward A. Harrison, real estate investor, in Tijuana, Mexico.
  • 15 January 52 – Files for an annulment of her marriage to Harrison. She claims that Harrison had not received his final decree of divorce from his previous wife, and that she had not received a final decree dissolving her marriage to her previous spouse. She charges that Harrison threatened her life and her career. 
(from Glam Girls)

Interesting Tidbits
  • Made her stage debut at age 3, dancing the hula
  • Claimed she gave Marilyn Monroe her stage name

Where can I learn more?

For me?

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